Posted by on April 26, 2017 3:17 pm
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Four-time Italian Series champion T&A San Marino tops the weekly 2017 World Baseball News European Baseball Power Rankings. The unbeaten Titans (4-0) won the Italian Baseball League championship in 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Dutch powerhouse L&D Amsterdam (5-1) is ranked second followed by No.3 HCAW (5-1), No.4 UnipolSai Bologna (3-1) and No.5 Angel Service Nettuno (3-1).

Italian club Novara (3-1) and German heavyweight Heidenheim (8-0) occupy the sixth and seventh spots, respectively. Pickles UVV (3-3), Parma Clima (2-2) and reigning French champion Rouen Huskies (8-0) round out the Top 10.

RankTeamCountryRecordLeague
1T&A San MarinoSan Marino4-0Italian Baseball League
2L&D AmsterdamNetherlands5-1Dutch Hoofdklasse
3HCAWNetherlands5-1Dutch Hoofdklasse
4UnipolSai Bologna Italy3-1Italian Baseball League
5Angel Service NettunoItaly3-1Italian Baseball League
6NovaraItaly2-2Italian Baseball League
7Heidenheim HeidekoepfeGermany8-0German Baseball-Bundesliga
8Pickles UVVNetherlands3-3Dutch Hoofdklasse
9Parma ClimaItaly2-2Italian Baseball League
10Rouen HuskiesFrance8-0French Division I
11DSSNetherlands3-3Dutch Hoofdklasse
12Draci BrnoCzech Republic9-0Czech Extraleague
13Tenerife MarlinsSpain9-1Spanish Division De Honor
14Munich-Haar DisciplesGermany6-2German Baseball-Bundesliga
15Sant BoiSpain6-2Spanish Division De Honor
16Mannheim TornadosGermany5-3German Baseball-Bundesliga
17BarcelonaSpain7-3Spanish Division De Honor
18Bonn CapitalsGermany4-0German Baseball-Bundesliga
19MUC BarracudasFrance7-1French Division I
20Senart TempliersFrance7-1French Division I
21Arrows OstravaCzech Republic7-1Czech Extraleague
22Technika Brno Czech Republic6-2Czech Republic
23Astros ValenciaSpain6-4Spanish Division De Honor
24Cardion HrosiCzech Republic5-3Czech Extraleague
25Dohren Wild FarmersGermany4-2German Baseball-Bundesliga

Photo: FIBS/Bellocchio

European Baseball Power Rankings is a World Baseball News regular feature that is posted every Tuesday from April to September.

Marvin Moore
Marvin Moore
A former international baseball coach and award-winning sports writer, Marvin is the Managing Editor at World Baseball News. He transformed the Swiss National Team into a B-Pool contender which knocked off 1994 B-Pool champion Ukraine at the European Championship, and won four Swiss NLA titles in six seasons with the Therwil Flyers and Zurich Challengers.

The native Texan compiles the weekly European Baseball Power Rankings, European Baseball Players of the Week, European Baseball Weekend Preview, European Baseball Statistical Leaders, European Baseball Scoreboard and International Baseball Update.

Marvin, who has been an avid Texas Rangers fan for more than four decades, enjoys fishing, teaching youth baseball and playing fantasy sports. He was a co-founder of Mister-Baseball.com and also started BaseballdeWorld.com.

Marvin and his wife Lerma have two kids, Hali (16) and Saentis (13).

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